Omo-Agege requests that court send Saraki to prison for contempt
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central, on Thursday, requested that the Federal High Court in Abuja send Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to prison for disobeying court orders.
In a form 49 (contempt of court charge) he filed before the court, Omo-Agege, said that Saraki had since refused to comply with the judgment that nullified his suspension from the Senate.
Omo-Agege’s lawyer, Dr. Alex Iziyon, SAN, told the court that though his client was sequel to the May 10 judgment, allowed entry into the Senate chambers, he said that Saraki has refused to okay the payment of his entitlements.
“My client has since resumed, but he has not been paid his entitlements. That is why we want this court to summon the Respondents to show cause why they should not be committed to prison for refusing to comply with judgment of this court”, Iziyon, SAN, submitted.
He further applied for leave of the court to serve a copy of the contempt charge on both the Senate and Saraki, through substituted means.
“My lord it has been very difficult to serve them”, Omo-Agege’s lawyer added.